Blog – Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
The second workshop in CamAWiSE’s Navigating Workplace Dynamics series was a Negotiation and Conflict resolution session. This was run by Martina Peskoller-Fuchs, an official investigator and conflict resolver – an “Ombudsperson” for the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Germany.
Martina begun the session by defining conflict as a situation where people disagree strongly and asked us how interpersonal conflict makes us feel. Amongst the audience, we were unanimous in sharing that conflict evoked feelings of discomfort, fear and anxiety. However, Martina reassured us that as humans, these uncomfortable feelings are normal!